Nov 20, 2009 9:00pm EST
: as president obama struggles over afghanistan, echoes of his dilemma from the anguish of another president four decades ago. >> not a damn human thinks that 50,000 or 100,000 or 150,000 are going to end that war. >> moyers: stay tuned. >> from our studios in new york, bill moyers. >> moyers: welcome to the journal. our country wonders this weekend what is on president obama's mind. he is apparently, about to bring months of deliberation to a close and answer general stanley mcchrystal's request for more troops in afghanistan. when he finally announces how many, why, and at what cost, he will most likely have defined his presidency, for the consequences will be far- reaching and unpredictable. as i read and listen and wait with all of you for answers, i have been thinking about the mind of another president, lyndon b. johnson. i was 30 years old, a white house assistant, working on politics and domestic policy. i watched and listened as l.b.j. made his fateful decisions about vietnam. he had been thrust into office by the murder of president john f. kennedy on november 22, 1963- 46 years ago thi
Nov 6, 2009 9:00pm EST
,000 jobs disapared from u.s. payrolls in october. president obama called the statistic "a sobering number." the jobs data led to subdued trading on wall street: the dow gained just 17 points; the nasdaq added 7. the s&p 500 rose 2. the house will vote on health care reform but not tomorrow. the vote will likely be pushed back to sunday or next week as democratic leaders try to drum up votes. monday, with teen employment at a record low, why not try the entrepreneurial route. we look at teens starting their own companies. for more financial news, tune in to "nightly business report" weeknights on this public television station.